The word ‘gerrymandering’ comes from the name of Elbridge Gerry, Massachusetts governor in the 1800s.
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Judges in North Carolina just threw out the state's congressional district map. The decision could have major implications for the future of partisan gerrymandering across the US.
Should the future of voting look more like the past?
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Have you ever struggled to understand exactly what to do inside a voting booth?
Atlanta mayoral candidates Keisha Lance Bottoms (left) and Mary Norwood will face off in December.
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Atlanta is a black majority city that has elected black mayors since 1973. Two candidates now face a runoff in December.
Who gets to vote?
With a year before Election Day 2018, election integrity depends on ensuring fairness and access for American voters. Foreign tampering is a real but less serious concern.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg initially dismissed as “crazy” the warnings that Russia had been using Facebook to spread propaganda in the 2016 U.S. election. He has since apologized and introduced plans and tools aimed at fighting false information on the platform. In this file photo, he delivers the commencement address at Harvard University in May.
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In a fight for the global flow of information, social media firms must be regulated. Their billions of dollars in revenue put their financial interests in conflict with truth and democracy.
Republican candidate for Georgia’s Sixth District congressional seat Karen Handel declares victory with her husband Steve.
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But there's little evidence the high spending changed any minds, says a political scientist who lives in the district.
Trump's sacking of his FBI director won't stop intelligence leaks – or the official investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US election.
A vote is cast in New Hampshire 2012 primary.
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Some American voters hope that instant runoff can make our elections better. But a mathematician has an idea for another solution.
Weighing up your votes.
The 2016 election made clear that the Electoral College does not weigh votes from all states equally. A new analysis suggests the power of your vote is closely linked to voter turnout in your state.
We need to rethink our educational model, says Jeffrey Bleich.
We have the potential to liberate the workforce to do the one thing that machines can’t do – improve ourselves and the emotional lives of others.
Will voters of the future swing left or right?
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As America becomes more diverse, many think it will also become more progressive. But one analysis of demographic trends points to gains for Republicans.
World wide web war.
Information warfare is a clear and present danger.
Donald Trump at his election night rally in New York, November 9, 2016.
On the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next US president, we take a look back at the Australian reaction on Twitter to his election.
Hillary beaten by anti-feminism?
Clinton was fighting a deep-rooted misogynist sentiment which goes back decades.
Balance is an empty term these days.
In a 'post-truth' world, presenting both points of view can often be misleading.
Leadership is an odd thing in a world where people only want their echo chamber defended. The power, and the responsibility, starts to lie elsewhere.
A protestor holds a sign during a rally against president-elect Donald Trump.
Donald Trump's election represents a new political order that is the culmination of existing developments worldwide. We need to come to grips with this new era.
Incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., won reelection.
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State legislators in 18 states are intentionally drawing congressional boundaries to favor their party, according to experts who ran thousands of simulations using open-source mapping software.
Technology can help identify and weed out fake news.
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention 2016.
Here are three key areas the Democratic Party must reform if they're to fix fundamental problems revealed by the shock election result.